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Document ID (ISN)59507
CIS number 93-229
ISSN - Serial title Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cicolella A.
Title Glycol ethers - State of the art and research prospects
Original title Les éthers de glycol - Etat actuel des connaissances - Perspective de recherche [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 1992, No.148, Note No.1890-148-92, p.359-378. Illus. 132 ref.
Abstract Glycol ethers are a family of products, the use of which, as solvents, has increased sharply during the last few years: paints, inks, varnishes, cosmetics, cleaning products, etc. Two million people are thought to be exposed at work and many more at home. Experimental data are consistent as far as testicular and developmental effects are concerned, but rather scarce for the haematological ones and non-existent for carcinogenicity. No chronic toxicity study has been published. Human data are scarce: a few cases of malformations and haematological effects as well as some epidemiological studies on morbidity (with poor exposure evaluation), and no mortality or case-control studies. The INRS has therefore launched a research programme consisting of epidemiological, clinical, toxicological and monitoring studies on exposure to glycol ethers.
Descriptors (primary) glycol ethers; ethylene glycol; toxicology; propylene glycol; toxic substances; solvents; harmful substances
Descriptors (secondary) embryotoxic effects; literature survey; antifertility effects; paints and varnishes; cosmetics; haematological effects; organic solvents; toxicity evaluation; gonadotropic effects; teratogenic effects; inks
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Glycol ethers